Earl Mortimer College
Stepnell Ltd/Herefordshire Council
The new-build 900 place Secondary School and a 120 place Sixth Form Centre serves the market town of Leominster and the rural community. The College has a sports specialism and this is used by the whole community. The School’s social heart space is a double height ‘street’, which has many uses; eating, performing, teaching, learning and socialising. This space is light and welcoming filled with student display, with facilities off it such as the community theatre and studio hall. Suspended over the dining zone of the street is the learning heart of the school and we have coined this space as the ‘Learning Lantern’. The Learning Lantern accommodates the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) on the first floor and the Sixth Form Centre is located on the top floor, with varied learning areas. In addition to the passive and low carbon design principles, the proposals include wind technology and will achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
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